The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) located in Shelton, WA. This position is full time Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30pm.
Washington Corrections Center (WCC) is the Reception and Diagnostic Center, a close-custody facility with the primary responsibility to process, test, and classify all adult male felons sentenced to prison in Washington State. The facility has seven living units and houses 1,700 offenders. There are about 500 offenders screened and assessed each month. WCC is also the major hub for transfer of offenders to and from facilities throughout the state.
As a reception center, this position will also support the processes necessary in the screening of all individuals entering the prison system in preparation of placement at a parent institution. his positions primary responsibilities are:
- Utilizes independent practitioner status with prescriptive authority to assess and administer treatment for psychiatric illness of offenders.
- Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations including detailed history of mental status evaluations on assigned patients.
- Evaluates available data and orders appropriate laboratory tests.
- Obtains previous psychiatric records. Prescribes appropriate therapies and follow-up as indicated.
- Maintains accurate, thorough records via dictation of evaluations and dictated or written progress notes.
Refers medical problems to the appropriate medical staff as indicated; is available for suicide assessment and crisis intervention. Coordinates with outside community resources to provide continuity of care for WCC mental health outpatients. Records in conjunction with medical records staff.
Provides consultation to and coordinates psychiatric care with other mental health and medical professionals. Reviews difficult or complex cases with the consulting psychiatrist. Participate actively in Health Services Unit meetings and committees. Assists in the development of mental health policies, procedures and protocols.
**INCUMBENT IN THIS POSITION MUST HAVE PSYCHIATRIC CERTIFICATION AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY**
Must possess a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse, AND, current certification from an approved national certification program (American Nurses Association) verifying completion of an advanced formal education program in the area of specialty, AND, possession of a current designation as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of Washington.
Recent graduates of the formal education program who are awaiting the results of the licensing examination must have a Washington State issued temporary permit. Failure to obtain a license shall result in immediate termination from the position by the appointing authority.
Special Requirements: Must hold unrestricted license to practice as a midlevel practitioner and prescribe scheduled drugs. In addition, employees will be required to maintain CME credits sufficient to maintain license.
Preferred / Desired education:
Must have strong computer skills and be able, among other things, to enter schedule, monitor and track patient information, place medications orders and communicate via email.
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- Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
- We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
- Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
- This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
- Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
- Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
- Promote inclusiveness.
- Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
- Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
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